Informed consent process
At Optegra our priority is to ensure every patient is able to make a well-informed decision around whether surgery is right for them. Our expert Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons will take time to understand every patient’s individual lifestyle and medical requirements so they can recommend the most suitable treatment or treatments available to them.
Initial consultation: Every patient having a consultation at Optegra will receive a detailed eye examination, usually lasting around one and a half hours.
As well as explaining the different treatment options, how these will work, and why they will give the patient the best possible results, we seek to deal openly and honestly with any questions or concerns.
Throughout the process we advise all patients undergoing treatment/ that no surgical operation or procedure is totally risk free and the Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon performing the procedure will discuss the risks and complications which could occur.
Day of surgery/treatment: On the day of the procedure we make sure that the patients understand the potential risks that were discussed throughout the process. Only when the patient is satisfied that all their questions have been answered, will they be asked to sign a consent form, which meets Care Quality Commission guidance, the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.
Optegra is committed to ensuring the highest standard of patient safety. Our Optegra Eye Sciences division works with all our hospitals to monitor and measure our clinical outcomes during follow up visits, benchmarking these to published standards where possible.